Jan 29, 2012

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Zero no Tsukaima F episode 04

Amazing! Oh, I didn’t mean the episode. I meant that this turned out to be one of those rare episodes where Louise didn’t shout out Saito’s name in order to be saved by him. How could she? This episode contained no action whatsoever, and it would be difficult to get in a life threatening situation during these peaceful times, even for her.

Like I said; this episode contained no action whatsoever. That’s fine, especially since the episode turned out to be pretty good. I enjoyed watching this episode, I really did, because they finally decided to give Saito what was coming to him. Do not forget; Saito is not from their world, he was merely summoned by Louise. Still, he fought amongst them against all kinds of enemies, even though that wasn’t his responsibility.

It was yet another one of those episodes where comedy ruled due to Louise’s jealousy. However, I do think that those explosions are getting a bit old, why not add something different? I always asked myself this question, but I never really found an answer to it. But hey, we can’t always get what we want, right?

Things were progressing smoothly as the peace was restored, the people recuperated and the damage being repaired. Even Tabitha, or also known as Charlotte, caught a break. You see, she was given a potion that was guaranteed to save her mother from her mental prison. She finally has her mother back, after having suffered alone all this time. But things didn’t end there, oh no. Tabitha was announced to be the new queen of Gallia.

Meanwhile Saito, after having spent a whole day looking for a house, finally gets his well-deserved reward. Henrietta gave Saito a piece of territory in Tristain, which means that he is now a feudal lord, as he owns some territory. The comedy bar got raised a little higher when Siesta, being his personal maid and all, ended up tagging along. You’d think that it would end there, but Tabitha, who said to have postponed her coronation, ended up staying the night as well. Naturally this ended up in Louise blowing up the place. Sigh…

Zero no Tsukaima F will only get more interesting from here on out, I just know it. There are eight episodes left, which means that the real battle has yet to come. Also, these unexpected twists will keep us more than just entertained until that battle takes place. I still have my doubts about that pope; I believe that he plays a very big role in the upcoming battle. Yes, a very big role indeed, but not a positive one, but that’s just my imagination getting the best of me.

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Jan 22, 2012

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Zero no Tsukaima F episode 03

I have a very bad feeling about this. Oh, not about this episode, oh no. I have a very bad feeling about Zero no Tsukaima F. This may have been the first time that I haven’t been looking forward to this show all week. Normally I’d wait patiently for the next episode, but my mind was on other shows this week. That’s a bad sign.

Well, the sure episode sure started out badly, at least for Louise anyway. You see, King Joseph’s plan was to capture Louise in order for his familiar, also known as Sheffield, to “extract” her Void powers with the use of her magic mirror. King Joseph wanted Louise’s “explosion” ability in order to control his “fire stones” at will. For good reason too, that spell and those stones make one hell of a combination.

It was pretty bad, King Joseph blew up entire ships by igniting those stones with that spell, it was complete and utter mayhem there.  Louise managed to knock the last stone away for a very brief period of time, but she just showed us how powerless she really is. That character really annoys me sometimes, as she constantly badmouths her familiar while she can’t do anything without him. I don’t think there’s been an episode where she didn’t scream his name, and not in the traditional good way!

It was a long day for everywhere. It took everyone’s contribution to win today’s battle. A lot of people (I assume) got killed during those explosions, but their deaths will not have been in vain. The enemy has been defeated, for now, and life will once again continue its natural course.

I’m still not too sure about the pope, because I get this uneasy feeling every time that character gets screen time. I know it sounds a little weird, but I can’t help it. I have this feeling that he has something to do with Joseph, that he has his own motives for assembling all of the Void users.

Anyway, it was a pretty good episode. It was fun to watch, although there were some annoyances as usual. I want to see Saito man up for once, to see him stand up against Louise and her rash decisions. She may not realize it, but her decisions have done great damage to many people. The sooner she realizes that, the better.

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Jan 15, 2012

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Zero no Tsukaima F episode 02

Ahh~ at last! Zero no Tsukaima has begun, taking us to a world of action, comedy and magic. I do have some minor objections to the current story. I think that Saito and Louise still seem too weak. Saito couldn’t properly fight against his opponent and Louise didn’t fight at all.

The episode continued with Louise and Tifania as these holy maidens, trying to pray the day away. Now I don’t know what that is all about yet, but Louise agreed way too quickly. There was no reason to agree with his wishes just because he’s the pope, because they could’ve very well declined. But not Louise, oh no, she could never have declined. After all; a person’s position in this world is very important to her.

But all is not well. Tifania is still confused about her attempt to summon a familiar of her very own. We all know that Saito came plummeting down towards her, but Tifania is still under the impression that she’s meant to be with Saito. She wants to find out for sure by kissing Saito. This may seem strange, but that kiss would completely the contract once a familiar has been summoned. If Saito reacted in any way to that kiss then that would mean that he is indeed Tifania’s familiar as well.

Meanwhile Louise is answering the request of some Plebian who requested that she blessed her relative. Louise was lured to a quiet place where she discovered that it was all a trap. She didn’t really do much, she just called for Saito, hoping that he would once again show up to save the day. That was not the case, as she was being captured by King Joseph and his followers.

Saito wasn’t present while Louise was being kidnapped. He was still fighting that blonde boy who turned out to be a worthy foe. I don’t understand why Saito didn’t use any of his special abilities as the Gandalfr. He could’ve used his powers in order to defeat that boy with the use of Derflinger, his magical sword.

That’s what I don’t understand. Both of them used to be so strong in the previous season. Why do both of them seem so weak at the begging of every new season? I know that they want to build up the suspense in order to create one hell of an ending, but this is kind of annoying to watch. I agree that many of the twists, like the situation with Tifania, are absolutely genius, but things like these just seem so pointless.

Anyway, we’ll just have to wait till next week in order to see what happens. I actually thought about reading the manga, but I’m glad I haven’t yet. It’s such a shame to start reading a show’s manga when it’s not even over yet. It just spoils the show if you ask me.

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